RunBlogRun opines: The World Cross Country is the toughest distance race in the world. Years ago, Joe Henderson, RW long time writer and editor called cross country as “the meeting place of the miler and the marathoner.” All of the finest distance runners in the world met each and every year. But the World Cross has become diluted and while the questions are being asked on how to fix World Cross, we have a long way to go. In any case, the World Cross always has hot, challenging conditions. Kampala will be beautiful and challenging!
KAMPALA (UGA): Australian Pat Tiernan is expecting Kampala to be “one of the toughest races” he has ever competed in, informs Athletics Australia. “This year I’ll be going into races with the mentality that it is going to be tough, and that I’m going to have to earn every result I get. This race in Kampala will be very different to the cross country events I have done before. I’m expecting it to hurt, it will be one of the toughest race I’ve ever run,” he said. Tiernan thinks the Australian team could challenge for a top-five finish in the team race and he is aiming to seal the 5000m and 10,000m qualifying times for the World Championships in London later in the season.